As the temperature creeps into higher digits, you’d think we’d feel less chapped. Not true! Transition weather is almost worse. One day it’s hot, then next it’s cold, and lest us not forget about those in-between days – cool with serious wind. So, how do we keep our lips looking luscious and colorful while still offering them the much-deserved hydration that they so desperately seek?
Enter Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner ($26), an all-natural version of the coveted tinted lip balms (think Nivea, Kiehl’s and Fresh). I am constantly applying balm to my lips year round, and while my pout always craves the moisture, my face yearns for a bit of color, especially as the sun begins to shine – I want my lips shining right along with it! Ilia’s tinted lip conditioners are my latest obsession, giving both hydration and a hint of hue.
The balm combines organic ingredients and 100 percent natural dye to soothe and condition the lips and add a dash of natural pigment with a semi matte finish (gloss + wind = nightmare!). Layer to create higher intensity color. With 15 shades to choose from – all in the sheer range – there is a hue for every occasion. And the colors are all incredibly wearable for day, while still being a go-to balm for moisturization.
Also available from Ilia – an all-natural lip exfoliant in stick form! Use nightly to wipe away the day and remnants of flakey, feathering skin. Ilia’s Balmy Nights ($26) is a blend of organic ingredients and tiny granules of volcanic stone powder that gently yet effectively exfoliate lips for a smooth, even finish. Ladies, lip exfoliation is a must, now more than ever.
PRICE TAG: $26 each